Cloud Cover EP

by Alma Mater

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Alma Mater was formed by longtime friends Vinny Amarando & Jerry Maloney. The two started writing the band's first collection of songs in basements, dorm rooms, and eventually in a small recording studio. With guidance from studio engineer and friend, Jon Higgins, the band began recording their first official EP and later brought Higgins on as a band member for guitar/vocals. Their songs range in dynamics and structure, but maintain a cohesive sound due to the final touches Joe Loftus (Glow November, John Canjar, University Drive) gave while mastering their EP, "Cloud Cover".

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released February 17, 2017

All songs written/performed by Alma Mater
Recorded at Higgins Audio
Produced by Alma Mater
Engineered/Mixed by Jon Higgins
Mastered by Joe Loftus (JL Studios)
Cover Design by Jerry Maloney

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Alma Mater Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

EP "Cloud Cover" out 02.17.17.

Vinny Amarando- vocals/guitar

Jon Higgins- vocals/guitar

Jerry Maloney- vocals/drums

Contact: AlmaMaterBandPA@gmail.com
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Track Name: Lightheaded
The zero faith I have is sinking in
Catching me every which way I have ever been
I need a vice but it's overused
Cause I can't decide how to cut this loose

I can't seem to love this better than what I found falling right beside me all this time
But I need clarity to get me back the things I lost that I can't find, like my peace of mind

You're not alone inside this race
It's what I want they won't let me chase
And I can't seem to picture myself in all those lies that they pressure me into
Why can't you let me go?

I can't seem to love this better than what I found falling right beside me all this time
But I need clarity to get me back the things I lost that I can't find, like my peace of mind

I can't seem to love this better than what I found falling right beside me all this time
But I need clarity to get me back the things I lost that I can't find, like my peace of mind
Track Name: Flashbacks
I found that waking up has been shaking my mind harder than it ever has
And everyday's the same
It's not reality that twists my thoughts and senses
Can't you see that I, I wanna go back in time

I'm half misplaced in a never everlasting world I can't replace

I've been wishing everything would be as normal as it was last evening
And I want to go, but you will take me, throw me down, and drag my body cause it feels like the same thing

I'm obsessed, a total wreck
I've been suppressing this fear I've been dealing with
I have this reoccurring dream, where I drive straight through the wall
Maybe someday my eyes will open wide and I can stand tall
So take the flashbacks you've hated and wake up forgetting all of those scenes
God, I hate having dead dreams

You'll fall down after many, many white lies spin your head around

I've been wishing everything would be as normal as it was last evening
And I want to go, but you will take me, throw me down, and drag my body cause it feels like the same thing
Track Name: Marooned
All my problems, they disappear when I'm gone
Cause everything is a lie, and these lies I can't deny
Cause when you see me, I'm not always that pleasing
Cause you've been striking me down from these thoughts that I got time to time
Won't you please give me one last try?

And I will ride with you until I'm marooned just to wake up feeling the same everyday and have that constant feeling thinking that I left something behind
And you would build me up to throw me away when you found out nothing worked how you wished
But I can't think of the fall and the small problems that never exit when I'm gone

And now I know that everything isn't as bad as having both hands tied right behind seventeen warning signs
So take some time to waste, it isn't always commonplace
But I've been loving this night and the feeling of life when I'm gone
You've been sparing me all along

And I will ride with you until I'm marooned just to wake up feeling the same everyday and have that constant feeling thinking that I left something behind
And you would build me up to throw me away when you found out nothing worked how you wished
But I can't think of the fall and the small problems that never exit when I'm gone

I feel like I'm better off alone
But I lay awake at night and think about a better home
Give me strength and patience and everything I need to get it right cause I've finally heard my lessons learned but it'll take some time
Track Name: Endless Drive
Take me back to better days, the times it all felt quite okay
When we were the only ones
Everything felt better then, and nothing ever seemed to be missing
But now we broke and fell apart

I wanna relive yesterday, too bad I wished that life away
Cause I'd give anything to go back now
Open up your memories, a second place to be with me
I'll take you on an endless drive

Why can't I find anything that's worth my time?
Everyday's a calling out to you and what we're missing
Take your precious time and gain a little peace of mind
While I'm sitting out back thinking of the days too far gone

You fell into the mass, the place of your arrest
You fell into the mass, the place of your arrest
You fell into the mass, the place of your arrest
You fell into the mass, the place of your arrest

Why can't I find, it's not worth my time
(You fell into the mass, the place of your arrest)
You know it's up to you, and what we've been through
(You fell into the mass, the place of your arrest)
Track Name: Clarity
Twist every word
Thank god I never put any of my faith inside your picture frame, so
Bury my capsule
Place my heart in diaries and never give it away

I know you're worthless, don't tell me I'm the same

If I found a way to change, would you believe me? Would you believe me?
When the days behind the house had little meaning, now I'm just dreaming of it all

Try to feel my heart
You don't know what it's like split in four, exclusion tore me apart
But I've come to terms with the fact that I'll never see you again, make sure I'm fine with that

I know you're worthless, please tell me it's different

If I found a way to change, would you believe me? Would you believe me?
When the days behind the house had little meaning, now I'm just dreaming of it all
Track Name: Dead Season
Back up, looks like we've got bad blood
One more shot and I'm done throwing everything away
You say you're just playing a game
But I've gotta think straight
Need to get it all away

And I've been feeling so numb
Call it dead season cause we're falling out

Don't worry this will all be okay
But I don't know if I believe in my faith
I won't rest until my lungs feel comfortable
Cause you broke all your promises when you, when you walked out the door

I just need to know
I feel it in my bones and I have no self control
But you, you see me through
And every time I start to cry
And every time I want to die

And I've been feeling so numb
Call it dead season cause we're falling out

Don't worry this will all be okay
But I don't know if I believe in my faith
I won't rest until my lungs feel comfortable
Cause you broke all your promises when you, when you walked out the door